DeliVita Pizza Oven - Frequently Asked Questions
CAN I USE THE OVEN ALL YEAR ROUND?
Absolutely - there are no set times when you should cook in the wood burning ovens
HOW DO I CLEAN THE STAINLESS STEEL FRONTAGE?
For a perfect finish and to avoid damage to the stainless steel finish, just use baby oil or stainless steel cleaner using lint free cotton cloth
HOW DO YOU NOT BURN THE PIZZA?
To make the perfect pizza, you should keep turning the pizza away from the flames every 10- 12 seconds, allowing a full rotation of the pizza.
HOW DO I STOP MY PIZZA BASE FROM GOING BLACK/ BURNING?
There can be two reasons for this. 1) The oven is too hot; don’t use more than 3 logs of 8-10cm wide and 22-26cm. 2) There may be surplus flour/semolina remains on the oven floor. Scrub the oven floor with the steel brush.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE CRACKS WITHIN MY OVEN?
As this product is made from natural products, hairline cracks will occur. Within your starter kit you receive a repair kit. Follow the instructions; by simply mixing the compound with some water, this will patch up the hairline cracks.
IF MY OVEN IS WET, WILL IT STILL BE OKAY TO USE?
If you haven’t used it for a couple of months or the weather has been persistently wet, it might be a good idea to light a small fire 3 to 4 hours before you want to start cooking to “cure” your oven again.
IS THE OVEN WEATHERPROOF?
It is important that you use the DeliVita Cover. The oven has been manufactured to be shower proof, however persistent wetting will affect the oven and moisture will be absorbed.
CAN I COOK MEATS AND FISH DIRECTLY ON THE OVEN FLOOR?
DeliVita recommend that meat and fish or any dish that will produce fat or liquid from cooking should be placed in a container to avoid tainting the oven floor.
HOW DO I PUT THE FIRE OUT?
Simply allow the wood to burn out naturally
HOW LONG WILL THE OVEN TAKE TO HEAT UP BEFORE I CAN COOK A PIZZA?
The oven should take about 25-30 minutes to heat up to pizza-making temperature. The size and length of the fire will determine the temperature of the oven. The oven is at its optimum when all of the black carbon has burned off.
WHY AM I GETTING LOTS OF BLACK SMOKE?
Make sure you are using properly seasoned hardwood, ideally with a moisture content of less than 20%. This type of wood burns hotter for longer periods and produces very little smoke and ash.
CAN I POSITION THE OVEN INDOORS OR INSIDE MY GARAGE?
No. The oven must never be positioned in an enclosed area because the smoke and fumes must be allowed to escape properly.